James J. Lamanna

November 6, 2022

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    • Obituary
      James J. Lamanna, 93, of Hazleton, passed away Sunday morning at St. Luke’s Miners Hospital, Coaldale.  Born in Hazleton, he was the son of the late Dominic and Nellie (Lombardo) Lamanna and was a member of Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hazleton.
       
      He was an Army Veteran during the Korean War and worked for PPL for many years.  He enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and great granddaughters. Jimmy was a great handyman for everybody and could repair anything.  He was avid Penn State fan and enjoyed watching the Hazleton Area Cougars girls basketball and football games.
       
      Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife in 2014, the former Dolores Fluri; sisters Anna Formanowski, Elizabeth DeBelle, Joan Lamanna, and Irene Andreuzzi; and brothers Alfonso, Robert, Clarence, and Dominic Lamanna, and Joseph and John Lamont.
       
      Surviving are his daughter Deborah Gavio and husband Joseph, Hazle Twp.; granddaughters Krista Gavio, and Laura Barletta and husband Michael; great granddaughters Mikayla and Gianna Barletta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
       
      His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, November 11th, at 10 A.M. in Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church.  Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery.  The family will receive friends in the Joseph A. Moran Funeral Home, 229 W. 12th St., Hazleton from 8:30-9:30 A.M.
    • Guestbook
      Clara Correia
      Our Sincere condolences to the family upon hearing of Jims passing. We lived across the street from Jim for 22 years until moving August 2020 across town. We still stayed in touch with Jim by phone and was planning to pick him up for a visit to our new home.

      Jim attended my 90th birthday party 3yrs ago we are the same age. My son who was a pilot in the military before retiring would always spend time with Jim when he was on leave for a visit and got to be very good friends with Jim, they both liked cars. We will miss Jim Terribly! and will never forget what a great person he was, very special! May God Bless Jim, RIP.
      David and Harriet Douglass
      Dear Deborah and Joseph and all your family,
      When we saw you, Debbie, and your dad in Antonio's this last Friday, we never thought it would be the last time. He was always such a good man who we loved talking  with, seeing him in his car, working outside and talking with him. You know what a good man he was, and those of us who loved him do too. You were a loving daughter to Jimmy and he must have given you and the rest of your family many good times to keep in your hearts and to keep him always close to you.  We felt privileged to know him. We're so sorry that he had to leave.
      Earl Hunsinger
      I am so sorry for your loss. Jimmy and I had a special friendship for many years. He was a special man and will be missed. If you need anything please let me know.
      marybeth fuddy sassaman
      Dear Debbie, Joe and family, I was so sad to read of your father's passing. I know he had a good, long life that he shared so lovingly with you all, but I also know the heartache of losing someone you love and who you have shared so much with. My hope is that you will find comfort in knowing that you were such a great source of love and joy in his life. I can still hear him so proudly proclaim, when we ran into him and Debbie at breakfast, that he was the oldest of the neighborhood gang..even older than Joe Surmick!!!..they will have quite the reunion of neighborhood buddies!..Please know that you are in my heart and prayers now and as you go forward. Take care. Love, prayers and hugs. Marybeth and Rick (Fuddy) Sassaman
      Aniello Tambasco And Family
      Dear Mrs. Debbie Gavio, Grandchildren, great-grandchildren and Families,
              I would like to express my deepest and sincere condolences on your loss of a father and grandfather. May Mr. Lamanna rest in peace in the arms of our Lord. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
               Deepest and heartfelt sympathy.  
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